In New York, couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues. Here you have mansions oozing with French elegance, chic restaurants, tranquil retreats and upscale hotels that have seen countless iconic guests. We've put together a list of the 17 best spots for those special "I do" moments and memorable gatherings.
620 Loft & Garden
Owned by Dan, David, and Laureen Barber, Blue Hill epitomizes the perfect harmony between a farm and restaurant. With establishments in both New York City and Westchester County, it's a sought-after venue for celebrating weddings and special events. The New York City location boasts a garden room with a capacity for 16 guests and a main dining space that can host up to 50. While the Westchester venue provides a private dining room for a maximum of 12 guests and the HayLoft, accommodating anywhere from 40 to 260 people.
Hidden within one of the world's grandest metropolises, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden stands as a serene sanctuary of lush trees, vibrant flower beds, and verdant lawns — making it an idyllic backdrop for your wedding or special celebration. The Palm House offers a breathtaking garden setting for ceremonies, coupled with an alfresco terrace for mingling over cocktails, and an elegant glass-paneled area for receptions. The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium, the Garden's latest addition, is an ecologically sustainable event space, comfortably hosting up to 125 attendees.
Cedar Lakes seamlessly marries pastoral beauty with a touch of rustic sophistication, all set against nature's stunning backdrop. The venue presents a myriad of indoor and outdoor event spaces, each providing captivating views of tranquil lakes bordered by trees, verdant hills, and majestic mountains. Whether your wedding calls for grandeur or intimacy, Cedar Lakes Estate confidently promises to make your dream wedding come to life.
Cipriani 25 Broadway
Cipriani 25 Nroadway is the ultimate destination for the most elegant and refined celebrations. Nestled in Manhattan, this Italian Renaissance-inspired architectural marvel boasts towering marble columns, soaring ceilings, exquisite inlaid floors, and glorious chandeliers. Beyond its visual allure, Cipriani offers exemplary cuisine and impeccable service, harmoniously blending with the venue's timeless beauty.
A mere 50 miles from New York City lies the majestic 150-acre estate of Glenmere, topped with a gorgeous Gilded Age mansion. Once the retreat of the Goelet family, today, it stands as a luxurious hotel and spa. The sprawling lawns, panoramic views, pristine gardens and the grandeur of Glenmere make it a dreamy setting for hosting weddings and special events. Whether you choose The Barn in the Meadow for a large celebration or decide on using Glenmere as your own private country estate for the weekend, the staff will customize your wedding to meet your every desire.
Inness is a captivating country retreat that blends cultivated elegance with untamed beauty. Nestled between the Catskill and Shawangunk mountain ranges, it's home to a hotel, restaurant, member's club, golf and numerous leisure activities, making it the perfect venue for any celebration. The Event Barn can be transformed to host a 200 person dinner, the Restaurant is ideal for cocktail parties of up to 100 attendees, while the the cozy Lounge sets the ambiance for more intimate gatherings.
In the heart of Manhattan proudly stands The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the main branch of the New York Public Library. More than just a library, this Beaux-Arts gem is a voyage through time. With its storied reading rooms and gorgeous halls, it weaves a rich tapestry of stories and memories. Be it a literary gathering, a grand gala or a lavish wedding, the NYPL ensures an experience that beautifully melds the past with the present.
Oheka is a magnificent Gold Coast Mansion, eminating the sophisticated charm of a French chateau paired with a uniquely American history. Since 1919, Oheka has been a hub for elegant celebrations, starting with its first bride, Maud Kahn, who held her wedding in the Grand Ballroom. Today, Oheka continues this tradition in 21st-century style and is renowned as one of the world's most sought-after wedding venues. At Oheka, couples are offered the luxury of diverse event spaces, allowing them to curate the unforgettable wedding day they've always imagined.
Raf's comes from the team behind the Michelin-starred restaurant, The Musket Room. Located in New York City's NoHo, the European-style neighbourhood dining and bakery offers a menu with strong Italian and French influences. Despite its recent opening, Raf's has rapidly become a hotspot. It's been the chosen venue for notable events, including Hailey Bieber's brand Rhode's first anniversary celebration and Net-a-Porter's NYFW cocktail party.
Set across five acres in Water Mill, Shou Sugi Ban House offers a secluded haven enclosed by evergreen trees and expansive grasslands. This private sanctuary boasts a thirteen-room retreat complemented by a luxury spa, a cozy bed and breakfast for overnight stays, and two separate high-end residences available for short-term rentals. Crafted with meticulous care and purpose, the property provides an unforgettable backdrop for various special events. Shou Sugi Ban's unique spaces, each varying in size, make it an ideal choice for private dinners, weddings, birthday celebrations, promotional affairs, and other momentous gatherings.
Stissing House, with its rich history, is one of America's oldest taverns — a place where people have gathered for generations. Whether you prefer a cozy get-together in the Punchbowl or a more laid-back atmosphere in the Upstairs Bar, Stissing House has you covered. You can also opt for a long-table dinner in the historic Ballroom or enjoy a candlelit feast in the rustic Barn. And if you want to go all out, you can have the whole place to yourself for everything from rehearsal dinners to weddings and leisurely breakfasts the next morning.
Since opening its doors in 1930, The Carlyle Hotel has been a magnet for the world’s elite travelers. What keeps guests returning is the hotel's unwavering commitment to exceptional service and unparalleled hospitality. The Carlyle boasts a total of 192 opulent rooms, including an impressive selection of 92 luxurious suites that epitomize both elegance and comfort. For grand events, the Trianon Suite offers ample space for dining and dancing, while the Versailles Suite provides a more cozy setting, ideal for gatherings of up to 70 attendees.
Tucked away in one of America's most serene river valleys, The DeBruce is a testament to elegance and nature's beauty. The retreat features 12 exquisite guest rooms, a renowned restaurant, and exclusive access to an expansive estate covering two majestic mountains, a tranquil river, and multiple picturesque ponds. Add to this the elegance of the Club Room bar and the allure of a private pool, and you have an ideal destination for saying those cherished "I dos".
Established in 1907, The Plaza has cemented its status as a New York City icon, hosting world leaders, captains of industry, Broadway legends, and Hollywood royalty. Ideally situated on Fifth Avenue, this landmark hotel is synonymous with unparalleled service and sophistication. Beyond its sumptuous lodgings, The Plaza boasts lavish event venues, including the opulent Grand Ballroom and the Terrace Room, both meticulously restored to their original splendor. From grand dinners to spectacular events, The Plaza Hotel provides an unforgettable array of experiences for everyone who walks through its legendary doors.
Topping Rose House
In the heart of the Hamptons, Topping Rose House stands as an epitome of luxurious romance, merging 19th-century elegance with modern flair. As the region's only full-service luxury hotel, it beckons couples seeking a fairytale backdrop for their wedding. Whether exchanging vows in the historic Barn, celebrating in the state-of-the-art Studio, or hosting a grand reception in the Restaurant, every corner of this estate promises a wedding as timeless as love itself.
Verōnika, named after Patron Saint of Photography, seamlessly merges exceptional art with fine dining in a captivating ambiance. Hidden within Fotografiska New York, it offers two distinct experiences: Bar Verōnika and the Restaurant. Featuring lofty ceilings, impeccable lighting, captivating photography exhibitions, and a top-tier culinary team, Verōnika is the perfect setting for socializing, sipping and savoring. The stylish dining hotspot is available for private events and can comfortably accommodate up to 140 guests.